What is Tramadol?

Ultram®, generically known as tramadol, is a centrally acting analgesic that is usually prescribe to treat:

Moderate to Moderately severe Pain

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Restless Leg Syndrome


Ultram® affects the central nervous system and affects the way the brain senses pain.

Is Tramadol addicting?

Although Ultram® is promoted as a drug with low dependency rates and has not yet been labeled as a controlled substance, experience in the medical community has shown that this drug has a very real abuse potential.

Within a few weeks of consistently taking Ultram®, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Ultram® develops, the body requires more and more Ultram® to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Ultram® can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects.

Warning Signs of Tramadol Addiction

  • Extreme drug seeking behaviors
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Appearance of withdrawal symptoms

If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Vicodin or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Vicodin withdrawals are extremely uncomfortable and can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose.

Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Vomiting

Outpatient Tramadol Detox Treatment

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing Tramadol withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Ultram® in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period. Outpatient Detox does not replace Ultram® with maintenance drugs; instead, the professionals at Outpatient Detox free patients of all drugs allowing patients to return to their normal, healthy lives.

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